Radio: DAB/DAB+ Is Up Across Europe And Asia-Pacific As Interest Grows In Africa
The latest market report from the WorldDAB showed that by the end of the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, the sales of its receivers in Europe and Asia-Pacific had reached 93 million.
The report said that "DAB is now firmly established as the core future platform for radio in Europe – a position underlined by a number of recent regulatory initiatives and the growing popularity of consumer and automotive DAB+ receivers worldwide."
On the pan-European level, all new car radio must now be capable of receiving digital terrestrial radio from 21 December 2020 according to the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC).
Commenting on the positive developments, the president of WorldDAB, Mr Patrick Hannon, said: "Despite the pandemic, 2020 has been a strong year for DAB+ radio. The EECC takes effect from the end of this year, and interest in DAB+ is growing beyond the borders of Europe, including parts of Africa and the Middle East".